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precede
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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Definition
to go or do before
  • I felt another rush of jealousy, to think that Owen's concerns for my mother's first night underground had preceded my own.
    p. 142.1
  • We were delayed discussing our roles because the Women's Association Report preceded us; the women wished to say that the Quiet Day they had scheduled for the beginning of Advent had been very successful—that the meditations, and the following period of quiet, for reflection, had been well received.
    p. 163.4
  • Her forward motion, even with something as basic as cleaning the house, was characterized by the strong swipes of her stubby arms—but these confident efforts were followed or preceded by the hesitant, off-balance steps of her short, broad feet upon her thick ankles; she was a stumbler.
    p. 191.9

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